Saturday, 20 January 2018

Choral Concert: Atlantic Voices presents “Age of Sail” - Sunday 28 Jan. 2018

Atlantic Voices “Age of Sail” concert pays tribute to Canada’s East Coast seafaring heritage

Ottawa, Ontario (January 19, 2018) — Atlantic Voices, a local community choir with a repertoire consisting mainly of Newfoundland, Maritime and Celtic songs and music, today announced its January concert “Age of Sail” themed around the seafaring heritage of Canada’s East Coast and premiering songs by composer Patrick O’Shea.

The “Age of Sail” concert will take place at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street, on January 28, 2018. The concert pays tribute to the seafaring heritage of Canada’s East Coast with the Atlantic Voices choir singing songs about the joys and hardships of the sailor’s life.

The concert also features the world premiere of a new set of rousing Newfoundland sea songs by composer Patrick O’Shea. Patrick O’Shea is a Professor, Music Department Chair and Director of Choirs at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and a member of the American Composers Forum, the American Choral Directors Association and the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, among other accomplishments.

Showtime is 3:00 p.m., with pre-show entertainment by The Fumblin' Fingers starting at 2:15 pm. The Fumblin' Fingers are an Ottawa band with Atlantic Voices’ roots that plays traditional music from Canada's East Coast and the UK.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, as long as available.
Advance tickets can be purchased at The Leading Note, 370 Elgin Street, or by calling 613-722-9240. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

A silent auction and reception with light refreshments follow the concert performance.
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